Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band, hits the Saint Rocke stage on Friday night. (Photo used by permission)
Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band, hits the Saint Rocke stage on Friday night. (Photo used by permission)

SEASONAL EVENTS

Boat Parades Light Up the Harbors: Boats strung with holiday lights will sail around the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, kicking off the season of floating parades from San Pedro to Marina del Rey. Unlike past years, some will be happy to hear there's no overlap; the area's three boat parades this year all fall on different weekends. On Saturday, organizers of the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade hope to see at least 50 boats join the event that's marking a milestone anniversary. The theme: "50 Golden Years of Holiday Lights." Vessels will start circling the Main Channel at 6 p.m., with Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino serving as parade grand marshal. | » Read more on local boat parades | » USS Iowa turns on its Christmas lights Saturday

Torrance Memorial Medical Center's 29th Annual Holiday Festival: Fundraiser for the center's Patient Tower under construction; more than 30 themed decorated evergreen trees, entertainment, holiday gifts, children's activities and food court; admission $5; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance; 310-517-4606; Torrance Memorial.

Parade of Lights: Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade, sponsored by the city of Rolling Hills Estates; floats, marching bands, equestrian units, classic cars, drill teams, community and civic groups and Santa Claus; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday; travels along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive, through the Promenade on the Peninsula to Norris Center Drive (Crossfield Drive) in Rolling Hills Estates.

Common Sense performs Saturday at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. (Photo used by permission)
Common Sense performs Saturday at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. (Photo used by permission)

Holiday Boutique: Imaginative Creations' 31st annual event features handcrafted gifts, decorations, country crafts, Hummels, Disney collections, retired ornaments, comic books and more. 6218 Scotmist Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through Sunday. The sale repeats Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17. Proceeds will go to the Braille Institute. Call 310-541-3185.

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Join Inglewood's mayor and council members for the city's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Inglewood City Hall, One Manchester Blvd. Highlights include entertainment, arts and crafts, refreshments and a visit by Santa. Call 310-412-8750;